Care Home Employees Vote in Favour of Strike Action

By Sarah Klein

Nurse HandsEmployees at Lions Housing Personal Care Home have voted 85% in favour of a strike.

The second vote was held October 18 and comes months after negotiations and meetings with a provincial conciliation officer late last summer.

“Long term care workers deserve fairness and respect,” said Daniel Richards, treasurer of CUPE Local 3729. “We are underpaid, overworked, short-staffed, and cannot provide the level and quality of care that we think Manitobans deserve.”

CUPE Local 3729 members are also joining the province-wide call against working “short-staffed” in Manitoba long-term care homes, citing not enough health care aides per shift to adequately care for all residents.

The strike date is set for October 28 at the Sherbrook Street facility.




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